Five-time champions Brazil take on Costa Rica in a must-win 2018 FIFA World Cup clash for both nations at the Saint Petersburg Stadium and the lineups for Friday’s tie have been revealed.
Alisson retains his place between the sticks, while Fagner comes into the side at the expense of Danilo, with Thiago Silva, Mirand and Marcelo also featuring in a four-man defence.
Tite’s men are retaining their customary 4-3-3 formation.
Paulinho, Casemiro and Philippe Coutinho startin midfield while Willian, Gabriel Jesus link up with star man Neymar in attack.
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Neymar seems to have shrugged off the injury he suffered in training and that’s not good news for custodian Keylor Navas.
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The Real Madrid shot-stopper has a three-man defence of Oscar Duarter, Giancarlo Gonzalez and Jhonny Acosta in front of him.
Bryan Oviedo and Cristian Gamboa are the preferred wing-backs in their 3-4-3 system, while David Guzman and Celso Borges feature in central midfield.
Johan Venegas and Bryan Ruiz line up just behind centre forward Marcos Urena to complete the XI.
The Group E match kicks off at 17.30 IST.